More than one thousand saplings have been planted in Chitwan district on the occasion of World Environment Day. The trees have been planted under the leadership of social organizations and government offices of the district.
On Sunday alone, President Chure Tarai Madhes Development Committee Bharatpur had distributed 550 saplings free of cost. The plants have been taken for planting through various organizations in the district, said Nischal Regmi, Assistant Conservation Officer of the office.
He said that private organizations outside the office have also planted trees in their own way. Division Forest Office Bharatpur has been distributing saplings till last year. As the seedlings have grown this year, they will be ready for planting in a few weeks, said Val Krishna Khanal, Information Officer, Division Forest Office, Bharatpur.
President Chure Tarai Madhes Development Committee Bharatpur has been distributing saplings in Chitwan, Nawalparasi East, Makwanapur, Wara and Parsa districts. This year alone, 1,905 saplings have been planted through the office. The plants distributed through the office include camphor, dhupi and gulmohar.
They have informed that the plants have been purchased from nurseries in Bharatpur, Narayangarh, Ratnanagar and other places. Jivanath Timalsina, manager of Malika Nursery in Bharatpur, said that more than 100 varieties of good quality fruits and trees were sold on Sunday alone. He said that there are people who buy plants from other nurseries as well.
Meanwhile, students studying at Ankuram Academy in Bharatpur have planted trees in Ward 7. The students have planted about 500 different species of plants including Dhupikpur and Amla. This work is important to make the environment around the school clean and green, said ward chairperson Rajendra Mani Kafle.
Nawaraj Poudel, executive director of the academy, said that the school has planted trees to teach nature to future generations and to impart practical knowledge to the students for the protection of the environment.